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Best Halal Cafes & Restaurants in Singapore

Best Halal Cafes & Restaurants in Singapore

Burpple's guide to the tastiest halal-friendly fare in town, whether you're hungry for healthy salad lunches or rainy day ramen dinners.
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Set in verdant Botanic Gardens, Halia's perfect for relaxing dates amidst lush greenery. The Ikana Fresh Greenshell Mussels ($25) are to die for — juicy and doused in delicious ginger flower sambal, or go for the stalwart Singapore-Style Chilli Crab Spaghettini ($26). Be warned though, it packs quite a punch with its sweet, tangy and spicy combo.
Photo by Burppler Cecil Dulam

For lunch with a colleague, grab salads at this bright, cheery Arab Street favourite. You can't go wrong with the delicious Crab Cake Salad ($18.90), but there's also an intriguing Chee Cheong Fun ($8.90) gone green — gluten-free rice rolls topped with charred kale. Then to reward your healthy eating habits, share the fragrant, biscuity Gula Melaka Scones ($3.50).
Photo by Burppler Vanessa Kou

Clean and simple 1-for-1 Korean-inspired grain bowls? Look no further for lunch, Tanjong Pagar Burpplers. Every order comes with a protein and a base, five sides and a sauce of choice. The Beef Bulgogi ($9) is a crowd favourite and goes really well with the zesty apple cider gochujang sauce. Pro tip from Burppler Teo Wei: Give the bowl a good shake to meld the ingredients together!
Photo by Burppler Ade Tan

Switch up family meals with dim sum breakfasts at this laidback Lavender locale. The classic dim sum selection is decent, but you're really here for the specials. Don't miss these: Beef Rendang in Vermicelli Roll ($8.90), sweet-sticky Boxing Chicken ($8.90) and Duck Cha Shu Bun ($3.90). To round it off, order the unassumingly good Aromatic Garlic Egg Fried Rice ($8.90).
Photo by Burppler Wan Ling Yeo

Yishun folks, look up this heartland hawker smokehouse for affordable restaurant-quality meats! Slow-smoked for 12 hours over almond wood, the Texas Brisket ($17.90) is incredibly tender and scrumptious. The Burnt Ends Buns ($9.90) also hits the spot with pulled beef brisket and their secret 'shiok' sauce. If you're bringing the gang, there are also sharing platters from just $31.90 for two to three pax.
Photo by Burppler Danny Teo

Located in low-key Zhongshan Mall, this 30-seater doles out seriously delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean fare. Burppler Kelly Wong describes the juicy, olive oil-marinated Shish Taouk ($17.90) with saffron basmati rice to be one of the best she's ever had. Order also the addictive Hummus Kawerma ($9.90, topped with minced beef) to share.
Photo by Burppler Kelly Wong

When the Thai cravings come knocking, head down to this Bugis spot. The Tom Saap Soup (seafood, $7.50) is a hit for its superbly punchy spicy and sour notes. The Cha Om Omelette ($8) featuring crisp, eggy acacia greens is also plenty satisfying. Make sure to cap the meal off with the Mango Sticky Rice ($7), which measures up to Bangkok's standards!
P.s. Dress down for the fiery meal.
Photo by Burppler Dex Neo

Excellent pastas, great cakes and spot-on service — there's not much left to be desired at The Malayan Council. You can count on the Lemak Padi Duck Pasta ($16) to blow you away with its umami smoked duck and creamy coconut broth. Save tummy space for the Classic Ondeh Ondeh Cake ($8.50). Every slice sports perfect layers of fluffy pandan sponge and pandan cream with gula Melaka bits!
Photo by Burppler Isabel Ying

This fairly new halal ramen joint in Suntec City is fast gaining popularity for its simple but deeply flavoured bowls. Go for the Hokkai Clam Ramen ($14.90) that comes bathed in creamy, butter broth and tender chicken chashu slices. Expect the noodles to be thin and springy, almost alike a softer version of Hakata-style ramen.
Photo by Burppler Judy Choong

For dinner with your friends, book a spot at this offbeat Western joint set within Aliwal Arts Centre. The buzzy vibes are great for hanging out, and the food is good for sharing. Start with the Fried Portobello ($9.90) — crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside. Then enjoy 1-for-1 mains with #BurppleBeyond, such as the mildly spicy Salmon Aglio Olio ($21.90) and the indulgent Mac N Chick ($12.90).
Photo by Burppler Wei Zhi Chiang

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